Tension in Gbawe-Weija NPP

Tension is heightening in Weija-Gbawe Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Greater Accra Region over who takes over the leadership of the newly created Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.

At a press conference at Weija in Accra yesterday, Concerned NPP Members for Fairness in Weija-Gbawe Constituency (CNMFWGC), who were clad in red armbands, kicked against the recent actions of their Member of Parliament (MP), Mrs. Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah, to lobby Mr Patrick Kumor for the position of Weija-Gbawe Municipal Chief Executive. 

Spokesperson for CNMFWGC, Mr Christian Darabor, who read the press statement, stressed that any attempt by President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo to appoint Patrick Kumor as the MCE for the newly crafted municipality would be resisted with all seriousness.

According to him, four party members of the NPP in the area namely; Fatawu Abdul Yahaya, Owusu Afriyie, Patrick Kumor and Robert Nii Armah Tagoe had filed their nominations for the MCE position for Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.

Out of the four, Mr Darabor noted that their MP had made an open declaration for Mr Patrick Kumor, a development according to him has ignited confusion and tension within the NPP in the area.

He alleged that their MP had also cajoled some of the current constituency executives to append their signatures in support of Mr Kumor, an action she failed to achieve with the past executives.  

 

In addition, according to Mr Darabor, the MP was using her position as deputy Minister of Health to lobby President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, to nominate Mr Kumor for the MCE position for Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.

“We thought being a mother, she will rally her support behind all four and not only Mr Patrick Kumor. For this reason, we the Concerned NPP Members for Fairness in Weija-Gbawe Constituency wish to make it unequivocally and emphatically clear to our MP that we are in very sharp disagreement with her position, decisions and actions regarding the MCE venture.

He indicated that they believed Mr Kumor was already benefiting and enjoying big time from the MP’s resources and indeed, “no Need to Add Sugar to Honey for Him.” 

He stressed “we want to state clearly that we have no malice against our MP rewarding party sons and daughters who worked hard to help secure victory 2016.”

Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU

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